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ASUS Sabertooth 990FX on Linux

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October 17, 2011 10:03:46 PM

Anybody know if the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX with an AMD Phenom II 1100T is compatible with Linux (Debian)? There is a package deal at OutletPC for those components and 8GB of DDR3 for $459.00 that I was thinking about but am a little afraid to purchase.


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a b V Motherboard
October 17, 2011 10:32:03 PM

The CPU is fine with Linux. You will of course need a video card. You may want to check this thread

As a rule, I generally never install Linux on a motherboard that's been out for less than a year that way if there's problems there's also a thread on the internet about them :D .
October 19, 2011 12:29:35 AM

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October 19, 2011 12:38:00 AM

Do you (or anybody) have any suggestion for relatively high performance MOBO/CPU combinations known to work with Debian? I'm not particular whether it's an AMD or Intel and I don't necessarily want the bleeding edge, just a good solid computer the likes Linux and is a bit faster and more modern than my old system.

I do mostly FPGA development (XILINX ISE) and right now my old P4C800 system takes about six to ten minutes to do a build from my Verilog source to a device configuration file (yawn). I thought I might also use a SSHD to improve the thruput and would be interested in opinions on that as well.

My target price for the system is <$1000.00.


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October 19, 2011 3:43:12 PM

I would start here

Really though you're best off trolling the Debian Forums and seeing what they run. Intel boards are a bit more common so you will have some better luck as far as support. I'd stay away from boards with uncommon NIC controllers or onboard Wireless NICs